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You’re Invited
Amanda Jayatissa

384 pages
Berkley Books
published August 9, 2022

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About YOU’RE INVITED

From the author of My Sweet Girl comes a dangerously addictive new thriller about a lavish Sri Lankan wedding celebration that not everyone will survive.

When Amaya is invited to Kaavi’s over-the-top wedding in Sri Lanka, she is surprised and a little hurt to hear from her former best friend after so many years of radio silence. But when Amaya learns that the groom is her very own ex-boyfriend, she is consumed by a single thought: She must stop the wedding from happening, no matter the cost.

But as the weeklong wedding celebrations begin and rumors about Amaya’s past begin to swirl, she can’t help but feel like she also has a target on her back. When Kaavi goes missing and is presumed dead, all evidence points to Amaya.

However, nothing is as it seems as Jayatissa expertly unravels that each wedding guest has their own dark secret and agenda, and Amaya may not be the only one with a plan to keep the bride from getting her happily ever after…

My Review

Unreliable narrators are one of my favorite thriller tropes.  And while we aren’t sure Amaya, our narrator, is unreliable, you are led to think that.  She is a little OCD, paranoid and spends a lot of time making decisions based on auspicious signs.

We start with a missing bride on her wedding day.  Need we mention the bride is Amaya’s ex best friend and is marrying her ex boyfriend?  I love when we are led down a path with what seems like facts, but we really aren’t sure of the details surrounding the facts.  Amanda Jayatissa is really good at those build ups. There are layers upon layers to what is actually going on and the reader is left to assume facts based on what is given and some will be right and many will not be.

Another favorite of mine is learning about other cultures through my fictional read.  The wedding takes place in Sri Lanka and is an elaborate multi day celebration.

With an easy to read style and many surprise revelations and twists, I couldn’t put this down and wanted to know about these characters. It’s a great read for suspense and thriller readers.

 

About the Author

Amanda Jayatissa grew up in Sri Lanka, completed her undergrad at Mills College, CA, and lived in the UK before moving back to her sunny little island. She works as a corporate trainer, owns a chain of cookie stores, and is a proud dog-mum to her two spoiled huskies.

 

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